Traditional Values – Urgent Action Alert!

5 September, 2012

ACT NOW TO OPPOSE RUSSIAN RESOLUTION ON TRADITIONAL VALUES:
UNIVERSALITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS AT STAKE!

At the current session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Russia has tabled a resolution seeking to promote “traditional values” as a basis for human rights. Numerous UN experts have emphasised that traditional values are frequently invoked by States to justify human rights violations, such as family violence, marital rape, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. Read more…